Leicester City are eyeing Brighton & Hove Albion captain Lewis Dunk as a £40million replacement for Harry Maguire, according to TEAMtalk.
It is reported that the Foxes have told Maguire he is free to leave the King Power this summer if an interested club meets their £85million valuation.
Whilst Leicester are not actively looking to sell their star defender, they are aware of interest from Manchester City – who are on the hunt for Vincent Kompany’s successor.
Maguire, 26, is one of the most sought after defenders in the league and attracted plenty of interest from Manchester United during last summer’s transfer window.
But it now appears that the former Hull City man is odds-on for a switch to the blue half of Manchester.
The Foxes look set to make a hefty profit on the £12million they paid for Maguire in 2017 and will reportedly use the funds to bring centre-back Dunk to Leicestershire.
The 27-year-old has played 244 times for Brighton since his debut in 2010 and was runner up in the club’s Player of the Season awards last term.
Dunk was called up to Gareth Southgate’s England side for the first time last October and made his debut in a 3-0 friendly win over the United States.